2018 Sponsor Showcase

The following is an alpha listing of the sponsors for the 2018 HEDW Conference in Corvallis, Oregon. Please visit their respective websites for information about the sponsor, then visit their booths as you attend the conference. An asterisk (*) indicates the sponsor will also be giving a presentation. Thank you.

ASR Analytics, LLC *

ASR Analytics, LLC (ASR) is a GSA certified small business that provides analytic consulting services to clients in the public and private sectors. Founded in 2004, ASR has quickly developed a reputation for thought leadership in the business intelligence and policy research community, by helping our clients to make better decisions through the integration, validation, and analysis of their operational data. ASR’s staff includes PhD economists and statisticians, survey researchers, as well as experienced analytics programmers, BI implementation specialists, data warehouse developers, and database analysts.

ASR has leveraged these resources and capabilities to deliver outstanding results for clients across the higher education market including two year and four year as well as public and private institutions. Our practitioners have served as trusted advisors to Presidents, Vice-Presidents, Chancellors, Institutional Researchers, and Information Technology teams including South Dakota Board of Regents, Morehead State University, Western Governor’s University, Howard Community College, Oklahoma City Community College, Davidson County Community College, and many others. ASR has also led high-profile business intelligence readiness assessments for institutions embarking on the journey to a “Culture of Evidence.” We have used the results from these studies to provide evidence-based guidance for organizational improvements.

Clarivate Analytics

Clarivate Analytics is the global leader in providing trusted insights and analytics to accelerate the pace of innovation. Building on a heritage going back more than a century and a half, we have built some of the most trusted brands across the innovation lifecycle, including Web of Science, Cortellis, Derwent, CompuMark, MarkMonitor and Techstreet. Today, Clarivate Analytics is a new and independent company on a bold entrepreneurial mission to help our clients radically reduce the time from new ideas to life-changing innovations. For more information, please visit clarivate.com.


While most aspects of data integration and business intelligence systems have received considerable attention, there were very few if any solutions for validating enterprise data. Datagaps was started in the year 2010 with the mission of building trust in enterprise data and reports. Datagaps provides ETL Validator and BI Validator – solutions for automating the data and BI testing. Datagaps is an innovative company focused on providing the highest customer satisfaction.


Denodo is the leader in data virtualization, providing agile, high-performance data integration and data abstraction across the broadest range of enterprise, cloud, big data and unstructured data sources, and real-time data services at half the cost of traditional approaches. Denodo customers have achieved business agility and increased ROI. Our customers are able to create a unified virtual data layer that serves strategic enterprise-wide information needs for agile BI, big data analytics, web and cloud solutions, and single-view applications across every major industry. The Denodo Platform exceeds the performance needs of data-intensive organizations for analytical and operational use cases. For more information, visit www.denodo.com or call +1 877 556 2531 / +44 (0)20 7869 8053.

ERPA Group

ERPA Group is an Oracle Platinum Partner and market leader in managed services and system integration of Oracle technologies. We specialized in Oracle Cloud, PeopleSoft, Business Analytics, and Big Data. We offer full project based services including Implementations, Upgrades, Hosting and Managed Services. Our Managed Services include but are not limited to Hosting, Break-Fix Support, Custom Development, Security and Testing. Additionally, we offer individual Subject Matter Experts (SME) to supplement your team. For more details please reach out to us at 614-718-9222 or visit us at www.ERPAgroup.com

HelioCampus *

HelioCampus helps colleges and universities use analytics to increase enrollment, improve student success, ensure financial sustainability and accelerate gift giving. We enable institutions to ask and answer their most pressing questions through data analytics, data storytelling and data science. Originated within the University System of Maryland, HelioCampus offers a unique perspective on the impact of data across the student lifecycle and solves challenges institution face in deploying data analytics. By combining an extensible data platform with ongoing data science services, HelioCampus leverages enrollment, student success, institutional financial and advancement data to facilitate meaningful conversations that fuel higher value analyses and spur action, leading to greater institutional performance and financial sustainability.

IData Inc. *

At IData, our mission is to help higher education institutions be successful through effective data management and innovative technology. This includes services and products developed from our deep experience and knowledge working with the data and systems that run higher education. Services include: Reporting and Data Governance, System Integration, and Technology Consulting. For more information, visit our website.

Informatica *

Informatica is 100 percent focused on data because the world runs on data. Organizations need business solutions around data for the cloud, big data, real-time and streaming. Informatica is the world’s No. 1 provider of data management solutions, in the cloud, on-premise or in a hybrid environment. The Informatica Platform is an intelligent data platform, which includes data integration, data quality, master data management, data archiving and data security capabilities. More than 7,000 organizations around the world turn to Informatica for data solutions that power their businesses.

Lighthouse Computer Services, Inc. *

At Lighthouse Computer Services, we offer 20+ years of experience and up-to-the-minute expertise to CIOs seeking operational, strategic, and business excellence through the smart application of information technology. We embrace an interdisciplinary approach that encompasses cloud, security, infrastructure, analytics, and business productivity. Our goal is always to have maximum positive impact on each client’s IT environment and their bottom line. For more information, please visit our website.

Microsoft *

Microsoft is working to bring the benefits of technology and technology skills to all. We share the ultimate aim of all stakeholders: to use technology to help improve education and learning, create opportunity, and raise living standards for people around the world. Our commitment therefore, is to the success of each educator and learner. Our mission is to help learners and educators throughout the world realize their full potential. That is why Microsoft partners with education communities around the world to deliver a relevant and effective scalable set of technologies, services and programs that focus the contributions of many on improved learning outcomes for the individual.

Performance Architects, Inc. *

Performance Architects is a business and technology consulting company that partners with our clients to initiate and sustain significant improvements in enterprise performance. We offer technology services related to business analytics solutions, which includes business intelligence (BI), enterprise performance management (EPM) and data discovery products. We are an Oracle Platinum Partner with Specializations covering Oracle’s EPM (Hyperion), Oracle Business Intelligence (OBI), and data discovery (Big Data Discovery, Data Visualization and Endeca) solutions. For several years in a row, we were awarded the Oracle Fusion Middleware Innovation (Oracle Excellence) Award for Business Analytics, which recognizes customers and their partners for excellence in improving business performance with Oracle solutions.

A good performance management program spans across multiple functions in an organization, and most commonly starts in the IT, Finance and / or Strategy groups. As a result, Performance Architects offers functional services targeted at these areas.Technical and functional know-how are important, but there is no substitute for understanding an industry through hard-earned experience. Our clients need to be in front of competitive issues, regulatory changes, and advances in industry-specific technology and processes to thrive. Our consultants come to the table with years of hands-on involvement across a range of industries. For more information, please visit our web site.

Phytorion *

Established in 2005 and focused on Higher Education, Phytorion deploys pre-built analytics and data warehouses for Student, HR and Finance that are customized to every college’s and university’s exact needs, including integrating any third-party sources.

What fundamentally distinguishes our approach is our willingness and ability to create a solution that fits not just the generic but your specific institution. Whether that means dealing with unique requirements or a need to build internal consensus first; limited IT support or large and complex IT departments with detailed standards and procedures; focused data mart needs or comprehensive enterprise data warehouse initiatives – we will work with you to create the right project and solution. And by working with your existing RDBMS, ETL and BI tools, we reduce your cost and accelerate the implementation timeline to meet your budget and schedule.


SAS® helps you better serve your students and your institution by turning data into answers you can act on. More than 3,000 educational institutions rely on SAS’ 40 years of experience as the worldwide leader in analytics to gain the fastest insight into critical areas like student performance, enrollment, retention and institutional advancement. Our comprehensive data management supports analytical decision making so educational institutions can uncover insights that boost student achievement and improve operational effectiveness. SAS gives every member of your team the power to analyze trends in data with self-service reporting and easy-to-use data visualization capabilities. When stakeholders from across departments are given access to clean, consolidated, up-to-date information, everyone is able to effectively work toward the same strategic outcomes. No matter how big your data is or how many users need to access reports to make lightning-quick decisions, SAS is unmatched in giving educators THE POWER TO KNOW®. Learn more at sas.com/education.

WhereScape *

With more than 700 customers, WhereScape is the pioneer and leading provider of data-driven automation software for profiling, prototyping, developing, loading, extending and managing analytic data hubs, data warehouse, business intelligence, advanced analytic and big data environments. WhereScape’s integrated development environment eliminates complex hand coding, automates development, creates a simplified infrastructure, and helps deliver faster time to value and dramatically lower total cost of ownership. WhereScape has great success in helping higher education institutions large and small quickly develop data warehouses and advanced analytic environments with limited staffs and budgets. Bucknell University, Colorado Christian University, Cornell University, University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, Weber State and many other colleges are using WhereScape automation software to accelerate the development, deployment, and delivery of fully documented data management solutions. To learn more, visit our website, email info@wherescape.com, or give us a call at 503-466-3979.